Project planner

Job Details

Project and programme management
Inchinnan, UK
March 28, 2017


Job purpose
Ensure Planning & Scheduling best practices are applied across all Projects, with high level of details, accuracy and precision, consistency and auditability, to enhance Projects status visibility and enable pro-active management.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Develop, maintain and manage the Planning system structure for Programmes / Projects
  • Establish, manage and update Overall Master Schedule
  • Establish, manage and update tendering schedules and Programmes / Project schedules
  • In conjunction with Project Team and supporting departments, develop WBS, CBS, OBS and define baseline schedules
  • Ensure all Changes/Variations are captured in the plan and the impact evaluated, proposing alternative/corrective solutions
  • Liaise with Clients/Subcontractors/Vendors to ensure full compliance and control of the overall integrated project schedule
  • Develop, maintain and manage Projects specific planning, scheduling, reporting processes and procedures, ensuring their application
  • Prepare regular internal and external project reports for management
  • Provide manpower analysis and trends for forecasting, assessing resources availability
  • Prepare short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key players and team members
  • Gather actual data, update project schedule and develop reliable schedule forecast with support from project team
  • Measure, control and report project progress highlighting any issues or areas of concern
  • Participate in the risk evaluation process and perform schedule risk analysis
  • Develop planning outputs and reports
  • Preparation of close-out reports and create/maintain historical database, improving quality of feedback to tender/project
  • Other relevant duties/tasks assigned by the Head of Planning and Cost Control

Key behaviours:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Highly organised
  • Time management

Knowledge, skills and experience:


  • Planning / scheduling
  • Risk analysis
  • Progress measurement
  • Earned Value Management
  • Change management 

Training and Qualifications:

  • AACEI/ACCA/APM/PMI Certification is an advantage
  • Specific training courses related to Project Management, Planning and relevant tools
  • Degree (Business Administration/Finance/Engineering) is an advantage


  • 5 years in the Oil&Gas, Defense, heavy engineer industry, manufacturing, diving/subsea preferred, on-shore and off-shore (Project Planner, Planning Engineer, Project Controller)
  • Proficient user of Primavera and MS-Project, good knowledge of excel; experience with ERPs (Glovia, SAP, JD Edwards) and Cost Management tools (Prism G2, Cleopatra, Cobra, Ecosys EPC) is an advantage

Critical success measures:

  • Driving compliance with Planning process
  • Integration of Planning tools and Business Systems
  • Early identification of deviations from plans and advice on what-if scenarios